Man Accused Of Groping Child At SeaWorld
(Orlando, FL) -- A Brevard County man is facing charges for an incident involving a child at SeaWorld. Orange County deputies arrested Cocoa's Kyle Graham recently for groping a child after getting off the Manta ride. Graham allegedly tried running away when security got involved, but a deputy caught him. The charges against the 20-year-old include felony child abuse and disorderly intoxication.
FDLE Recommends Criminal Charges Against Orange County Official
(Orlando, FL) -- An Orange County official should face criminal charges. That's the recommendation FDLE made last month to prosecutors after investigating county Property Appraiser Rick Singh. The year-long investigation started after employees claimed Singh destroyed documents connected to allegations he misspent taxpayer money. The FDLE is recommending Singh be charged with misconduct, but his office told Channel 9 yesterday they have no knowledge of any pending charges.
Explosive Crash In Miami-Dade County
(Doral, FL) -- A crash is responsible for an explosion in Miami-Dade County. Doral Police say a pickup truck carrying a tank of acetylene was involved in a crash yesterday at Northwest 84th Ave and 36th Street. The collision caused the tank to explode, which sent debris flying into the street. No one was hurt, and no charges have been announced, but an investigation is underway.
Space Coast Regional Airport To Discuss Plans For Space Flights
(Titusville, FL) -- A Brevard County airport wants to get into the space business. Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville will have a meeting today to unveil plans to offer commercial spaceflights, including manned flights. Their proposal, which needs FAA approval, calls for horizontal flights, including some that would take off from the airport, fire a rocket into orbit and then land at the airport. Today's environmental assessment meeting is set for 5:00 at the airport.
Tourists No Longer Get Free Orange Juice
(Undated) -- Tourists will no longer be greeted by free cups of Orange Juice at Florida's welcome centers. Because of budget cuts, the service is ending. The practice had been going on since 1949.
Get Paid To Be A Florida Theme Park Tester
(Orlando, FL) -- A vacation company is making Disney dreams come true. It's offering a once-in-a-lifetime job. Simply go to Disney World and have fun -- from the rides to the food. It's pretty much that easy. One lucky person will get paid four-thousand bucks to test out and rate all Florida theme parks for three weeks in April or May. They also get a Go-Pro camera to film each experience, a Fitbit to count steps, and fast passes. The job includes all travel for the employee and a friend. The application form is on Ocean Florida's website.
Lawsuit Filed Against Las Vegas Dentist Over 'Mouth Fire'
(Las Vegas, NV) -- Nevada parents are filing suit against a Las Vegas dentist who they allege set their daughter's mouth on fire. The lawsuit claims Dr. Karan Dhillon was operating on a five-year-old last year with a diamond bur tool which caused a throat pack in the girl's mouth to spark and ignite. The girl was brought to an area hospital for treatment over four days. Her parents say their daughter suffered burns to her epiglottis, throat, tongue, mouth, lips and surrounding areas. They are seeking more than 15-thousand dollars in damages.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2011, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among several people shot during a meet-and-greet session at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. The shooting killed six people. Giffords was among the 13 wounded.
1998, Ramzi Yousef was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the World Trade Center bombing.
1973, the trial of the "Watergate Seven" began in Washington, D.C.
1925, the Texas State Supreme Court became the first all female Supreme Court.